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jake myler, fraggle rock 1, archaiaNew Fraggle Rock Series Brings Another Henson Property to Life

Sure to please younger readers and nostalgic fans of the original, a four-issue Fraggle Rock miniseries hits the stands in October. It’s exciting to see Archaia’s continued commitment to bringing the work of Jim Henson into comics, from the award-winning Tale of Sand to the recently announced additional issues of Jim Henson’s Storyteller. This interview with creators Kate Leth and Jake Myler sheds light on what to expect from this Fraggle adventure and why the creatures were due for a comeback.

Powers, Michael Alan Oeming, IconPowers TV-Series Casts Two Additional Lead Characters

The Sony-produced adaption of Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming’s Powers has found its lead detective and superheroine. Sharlto Copley will be playing Detective Christian Walker, who along with the already-announced Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim, are the main leads of the series, two detectives solving crime in a superheroic world.  In addition, Michelle Forbes has joined the cast as Retro Girl, the super-hero around which the first arc of Powers revolved.  So exciting to see such talented actors joining the cast, especially ones with sci-fi cred to boot!

2014 Ignatz Award Nominees Celebrating Indie Comics Are Announced

Focusing on the work of small-press and independent comics and cartooning, the Ignatz Awards have named their 2014 nominees.  The Ignatz Awards distinguish themselves by reaching beyond the mainstream for comics to showcase, and this year is no exception.  The winners will be announced at this year’s Small Press Expo to be held in Bethesda, Maryland.